[Oeva-list] Upgrades for Zap Car (Kitting it up)

Chase Ballew nscale7 at aol.com
Sun Aug 26 01:41:16 PDT 2012


I used components from Modular EV Power to make my Zap J1772 compatible. If you are going to be at the next meeting I'd be happy so show you what I did.
-Chase


-----Original Message-----
From: Datta, Sham M <sham.m.datta at intel.com>
To: Myles Twete <matwete at comcast.net>; oeva-list <oeva-list at oeva.org>
Sent: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 12:15 am
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Upgrades for Zap Car (Kitting it up)



As of now, both of my  Zap’s chargers  - 72 volt cahrger & the isolated booster battery (to turn Zap into 84 volt system)  charger are 240 volt capable. At home, I plug them into 240 volt socket that I have installed in my garage. Having said all that, my connector on Zap (end) is NOT compatible with the Industry standardSAE J1772 (I have a home made custom connector on Zap end)…. Agree, I need to add that to my “To be done upgrades list”.
 
Thanks,
Sham
 

From: oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org]On Behalf Of Myles Twete
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:39 AM
To: oeva-list at oeva.org
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Upgrades for Zap Car (Kitting it up)

 
How about upgrading to enable Level 2 charging or is that already built-in?
 

From:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org] On Behalf Of Datta, Sham M
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 12:07 PM
To: cje at hevanet.com; oeva-list at oeva.org
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Upgrades for Zap Car (Kitting it up)

 

I have also upgraded my Zap as follows:

 

Upgrades done by me & my auto-mechanic:

 

·       84 volt system by adding another battery (gives me 42mph speed)
·       Install 155 80R12 tires (the tallest that can fit my Zap Sedan) - This gives another 3 miles speed boost. Also improved the ride a bit.
·       Air-ride Schocks - Makes the Zap ride way improved for my ever aching bad back. Before this upgrade  I could feel every sewer cover plat on the road and being a 3 wheeler Zap hits every one of them - (Before Air-ride schocks I had become an expert in "snake like driving, where I could avoid manhole covers on all the Hillsboro roads) - Please see this:http://www.ridetech.com/store/shockwaves/
·               Woodward suspension kits from Grantpass are NOT available any more.
·       Installed variable front coil spring from "Zap second chance shop”http://xebraparts.com/index.php
·       Installed Deka US made Gel batteries (140 AH – Needs metal work to be done on battery cage) but allows me 35 miles range.

 

 

Upgrades Planned for rest of this years:

 

·       I am upgrading the “low 5HP Zap original motor” into 3 phase 12 HP  AC motor with AC Curtis controller & regen breaking.
·       Go to 100 volt Lithium-ion pack with a BMS.
·       Replace the Zap Radio & speakers into some good music system that can really play CDs and MP3s etc…
·       Instal a GOOD electric heater.

 

Email me, if you need any info on my upgrades Or connections to my auto-mechanic… or if you want see my Zap turned into a Lexus.

 

Thanks,
Sham Datta.

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org] On Behalf Ofcje at hevanet.com
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:48 AM
To: oeva-list at oeva.org
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Upgrade Zap

 

I upgraded mine about three years ago to 84v, it was pretty easy, feel free to stop by and take a look if you'd like, I'm in southeast, just get ahold of me any time. You need, like, a battery and some cables, and a place to stick the extra battery. Oh, and another charger, cause a 72v charger won't charge 84v worth a darn .. my guess is you'd just run down to Fishermans Supply and get a cheap 12v charger.

 

There's a guy in Grants Pass, Grants Pass Electric Vehicles if I recall correctly, who sells parts.

 

Curt

 

 

> Lisa Hi,

>             I have been maintaining and running a 2006 ZAP for past 4

years> ....  I do NOT know any local folks that can work on ZAP,,, I

use "second

ch> ance shop" (see the link below) to get parts and do all the work

myself. I

> also have a mechanic in Hillsboro who helps me on the project.

>

> Thanks,

> Sham

>http://xebraparts.com/index.php

>

>

> From:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org] 

> On

Beh> alf Of Lisa Krenzler

> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:26 PM

> To:oeva-list at oeva.org

> Subject: [Oeva-list] Upgrade Zap

>

> Hi OEVA Members,

>

> I bought a 2010 Zap and need to have it fixed up to be useful.  Could

> you

p> lease suggest people or businesses I could contact who do this kind

p> of

work> ..

>

> Thank you,

>

> Lisa Krenzler

>

 

 

 

 

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